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nVidia is looking at buying ARM

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by RnR, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I really didn't want this to happen. The onflow effects of this are going to be enormous, and very likely bad.

    Thank goodness for RISC-V.
     
  2. mAJORD

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    Will it ever have a hope in hell of gaining enough traction though.
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Already is. You've got Alibaba jumping on it in a big way (and they are fucking huge - the Amazon of China), building higher end versions, optimising existing instructions, building new ones.

    Almost the entire embedded market is going that way, and HPC research into RISC-V is big too.

    What's fascinating about RISC-V is the breadth of interest. I thought it was only going to be small and low-powered type stuff, but there's folks wanting to use it at the big end of town too.

    Ironically, RISC-V's biggest reason for not taking off was ARM. Now that Nvidia own that, you watch just how many folks are now motivated to try RISC-V instead.

    None of this stuff happens overnight. But I'll put a loose prediction on 2 years being the start of the mainstream ramp up, and 5 years from now things getting really interesting.

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    More real silicon happening currently:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISC-V#Existing
     
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    I wonder what China needs to give the tick of approval.
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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  8. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    The "sovereignty" thing has me confused. Softbank is Japanese owned, so I'm not sure why he thinks that's the big issue at play.

    I don't support Nvidia's move here for entirely different reasons, and I'm a bit afraid this guy is muddying the message.
     
  9. power

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    I think he needs a lie down.
     
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  10. chook

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    He seems to have had a sudden attack of patriotism (presuming he is himself English). It might have paid to consider that before he sold ARM to a Japanese corporation.

    As much as I might love Australia (for all its faults) I think we are long past the concept of countries.

    EDIT: According to the world's most credible academic source (Wikipedia) he is Austrian:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hauser
     
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  11. Daft_Munt

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    Legally this will turn into a shit fight...
     

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